How To Help Your Child With Homework

How To Help Your Child With Homework

Going to school is not an easy task, and it is also not the most pleasant experience for a lot of children. Children dislike school, but sometimes they dislike homework even more. To get your child to finish their homework on time sometimes you have to be a magician, and know how to work your magic. Here are some simple tips for all the parents out there who have troubles with getting their children to finish their homework on time.

Don’t Make It a Big Deal

If your child is making a fuss about to doing their homework then what you have to do is to make homework the most normal thing which happens during the day. If you are making a big deal about your child’s homework, they can to make an even bigger deal about doing their homework. Pay no attention if they enter fits of rage, and just treat homework as a part of everyday routine.slide_327223_3159992_free

There’s A Place and Time For Everything

Your child should be able to have a place where he or she can do their homework in peace and quiet. It is very important for a child to always be in the same place while doing their homework – this will help them concentrate and it will give them a sense of stability.Young boy doing homeworkChoose the appropriate time for your child’s homework. The best time would be when your child is not too tired from school, or play. Your child will show the best results if they do their homework at the same time every day. If your child shows the best cognitive abilities and concentration in the morning, then maybe you should motivate your child to do their homework in the morning. But if they have difficulties concentrating right after having a meal, or after playtime, you should not pressure your child to do their homework then.

Motivate Your Child

Motivate your child to do their homework by setting an example. If your child has a lot of homework, why don’t you take some checks you have to fill in, or forms, and there it together with your child. Not only will be there for your child and motivate them, boymomhomeworkhighresbut also you will be in close proximity for your child’s to ask you any questions they might have with the homework, and you will be able to help them instantly. If you want your child to learn something, maybe you should ask him or her to explain it to you. In this way, not only you will motivate your child to learn something, but it will also give them the sense of accomplishment if they see that you value their efforts. You should praise them for a job well done, you should compliment them when they tell you something they have learned, and in return this will motivate them to learn more, not only for school, but also to be able to carry a conversation and learn about life.

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Common Parenting Traps And How to Avoid Them

Common Parenting Traps And How to Avoid Them

Having children is not an easy task. There are many traps to watch out for if you’re a parent. Sometimes it’s a pity children don’t come with a manual! But, since they don’t, you will have to try your best to be the best parent you can be. Even though you are bound to make some mistakes while raising your children, there are also many mistakes which you can avoid. Keep in mind that your children will one day be people, and that your main task is to make good people. The validation of raising a good person is the greatest reward any parent might ever live to have.

Here are some of the common parenting traps that you should try to avoid:OBESITY0204A

Dealing With Child’s Obesity

It can be difficult for a parent to deal with the child’s obesity. A lot of parents will deny that their child is overweight. Instead, they will blame it on the genetics, their unusual body type, or simply by stating that they are still growing and that they will grow out of it. You should know that by doing this you are not doing a favor to your child. Quite the contrary, you can create serious damage both to your child’s self-esteem and health if you continue to deny that your child is overweight. Because of obesity, your child can develop other health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Instead of denying such a condition, you should motivate your child to get in shape. You can’t put them in a waist trainer or get them lifting weights, but you can teach them how to eat healthily and how to exercise properly.

Following Through

three_parenting_traps_postAvoid any situations where your child might be the witness of you saying one thing and doing something completely different. This is certainly the fastest way of having your child not listening to you and are doing one thing and saying something completely different. Therefore, try to practice what you preach. Your child is a reflection of you. If you want your child to be consistent and to listen to you, in return you have to be consistent and be a good role model to your child.

Watch Your Mouth

0,,16714165_303,00You should definitely watch you language and what you say in front of your child. Children are like little sponges, they hear and see everything even when you think they are not listening or looking. The last thing you need is for your child to start swearing, because they heard you swear.


Avoid being nagging or critical with your child. Children are tender and delicate, serious criticism can ruin their self-esteem and it can demotivate them.Safian-Web-Article-Image17-Mistakes-Apr-15-2012 Focus on the positive parts, compliment your child for doing something and praise them. By focusing on what is good, you are sending your child a positive message, instead of a negative one. Another thing to avoid is irony. Cynicism might be a way to express your thoughts to other adults, but children are not mature enough to understand such comments, and they just might confuse them entirely.

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How To Prepare Your Child For School

How To Prepare Your Child For School

The transition to school is not easy for the child or the parent. While some children might make a fuss about going to school, others will be excited to start this fun chapter in their life. There are ways however, in which you can prepare your child to be ready for school and get them excited about it.

Emphasize The Importance Of Going To School

Tell your child that going to school is really important, that they will learn about life, and that it will give them a chance to make friendships that will last a lifetime. Bring out the advantages of going to school. For example, tell your child they will enjoy it, they will make friends, they will learn, and they will play, and something interesting will happen every day. Emphasize the importance of listening to their teacher, accomplishing tasks they are given, and doing their homework. importance_of_parent_involvement_for_school_going_studentsTake the serious approach to school – remember that your child has to take school seriously, but that the same time, do not scare your child, as your goal is not for your child to get scared.

Going To School For The First Time

Before your child starts school you should take your child to school he or she will go to and show them the way to school and back, the inside of school, and maybe even introduce them to their teacher and their classroom. This will give child a sense of stability, and you should make this trip very pleasant for your child, so that they associate school with something pleasant. child-going-to-schoolBy them and ice cream or a toy, to get them in a happy mood and then show them the school, and around the school, as it was the most normal thing in the world you would do one afternoon. If your child’s school organizes a big reception day for new students your child might be scared or overwhelmed by the people, and the crowd and the noise, which might cause some emotions of anxiety, therefore to avoid all this you should take your child to school when everything is peaceful and relaxed for the first time. school-suppliesThen when the reception day takes place your child will already be familiar with the school, and it might reduce the stress and tension they might experience on the big day.

Buying Things For School

When buying books and notebooks pencils and pens for your child you should not do it alone and for them, even though it is quicker for you to do it by yourself. You should do its together with your child, in this way your child will be involved in this process of buying things for school and they will feel much more connected to the idea of starting school.

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Should I Enroll My Child in A Forest School?

Should I Enroll My Child in A Forest School?

In the Scandinavian world forest schools are no novelty. The first forest play groups were created by the Danish back in the 1950s. Since then this is concept has appealed to many others, and now the schooling method has been successfully transplanted to other European countries.

The concept of forest schools is that the children spend their entire day in the forest and they learn in the open, instead of being confined in a classroom. This applies both to days when the weather is nice, but also for the days when it is rather cold. The only exception when the children go inside is for sleeping and when there are storms.dsc_0037


Children have the inner need to connect with the nature, as all people have, and this schooling method provides them not only with the opportunity to spend their day in the open, but also to learn from the nature and to be a part of the nature. This method brings children closer to nature in a time when we are so far away from nature and its ways. The children will learn to climb the trees, to recognize birds by their songs, to recognize plants, and follow the trails of animals.

The advantages of this method are numerous, but there are also a few concerns parents might have about this schooling method.dscf0040

Will My Child Be Safe?

Parents might be worried that their children are not safe in these schools and that a lot of dangers are lurking in the forest. The safety of children is by far the greatest concern for all the people who are in employed in education. Clearly, different schools and different methods for that matter, do not have the same degree of safety when it comes to providing safety to schoolchildren, and even though I cannot speak for all the schools out there, I can safely say that the majority of schools be it regular schools, or forest schools, are concerned with your children’s safety. That is to say, they will try to provide it the highest level of safety there is for your child. Still, it is highly advisable that you check the safety levels of the school you plan on your child to attend and of course remember, bad things can happen even in regular schools and on regular playgrounds.9C80ECC0090474C474815582BB52BF82

What Will My Child Learn?

Furthermore, a lot of parents might be worried with the level of knowledge these schools will provide to their children. Similarly, as with the previous concern, it is not safe to categorize all schools and label their curriculum as good or bad without any previous knowledge about those schools, their methods and other relevant knowledge. Therefore, the best advice I can give to you is to gather some information about the school curriculums, which they offer, compare them to other schools, and this might be the safest way for you to know that your child is getting to education it deserves.

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